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Dec 7, 2013 6:30am PST
have come in, in part, because of the tax hikes which created less damage. the fact is washington getting out of the way is a pre-condition for the private sector. >> i'll let austan weigh in on that. 92,000 federal jobs lost overall this year. do you think washington in action and sequester is hurting holding back the growth? >> it is holding back the growth. i thought it would hold back growth more than it did. i think most of the private sector who look at the economy for 2013 say that the austerity and the fiscal drag cut at least one point or almost two points off the system. i think austerity did not help the growth rate. >> i figured you would be opposite sides of the fence. >> 1% of the 1.5% is the tax hike. 1% of the drag this year out of the 1.5. >> i agree with that. >> meantime, signs this week that maybe i don't know, maybe the bailout -- automakers may be worth it. gm and chrysler, double digit numbers. treasury department planning to sell the last of its stock in gm by the end of the year. so interesting to me. do you think this proves what was first president bush
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
argue automation has hollowed out much of the middle class as well because many tax prepares, people like that, you don't need them anymore because you can use your computer to do it. now we're moving into the low wage sector and that's a sector that had been growing. this month, not as much. good news as we got better jobs this month. >> 203,000 jobs created. unemployment rate, the best it's been since november 2008. and you're on track really here for 2 million jobs, you know, 2 million jobs this year. that's not bad. in fact, it's the best we've seen since 2005. also, you know, car sales were good, too. if you're confident enough to buy a car that tells me the economy is turning. >> i think it's a turning point for people who have -- who have a job or are nearly unemployed. nothing has changed for people unemployed here. >> no, it hasn't. they have a much lower confidence in the economy. they're feeling left behind. and they are left behind. >> you're seeing the low wage paycheck to paycheck worker is holding back. somebody who has a job, savings, not under water, they're starting
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